The Real Thing

May 22—June 30 $39–$72
Studio Theatre
1501 14th St. NW, Washington, DC
(202) 332-3300
If you’re a Tom Stoppard fan, your pulse will quicken a bit when Henry, the playwright-hero, heads offstage to find his cricket bat. Stoppard has a lot of clever things to say about language in this play but nothing half so exhilarating as the long, discursive soliloquy Henry embarks on when he returns with that bat. So when the speech gets a an appreciative but muted response, it’s a clue that this capably performed but curiously uninvolving production isn’t quite the real thing. (BM)

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